The sacred in fantastic fandom: essays on the intersection of religion and pop culture

Introduction: the study of fandom and religion / Carole M. Cusack and Venetia Laura Delano Robertson -- Harry Potter and the sacred text: fiction, reading, and meaning-making / Carole M. Cusack -- Doctrine and fanon: George Lindbeck, Han's gun and Sherlock's gay wedding / Rhiannon Grant --...

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Contributors: Cusack, Carole M. 1962- (Publisher, Editor); Morehead, John 1964- (Publisher, Editor); Robertson, Venetia Laura Delano 1987- (Publisher, Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Jefferson, North Carolina McFarland & Company, Inc0 [2019]
Volumes / Articles:Show volumes/articles.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Holy books / Religion / Fan / Pop culture
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Popular Culture Religious aspects
B Religion and culture
B Fans (Persons)
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Summary:Introduction: the study of fandom and religion / Carole M. Cusack and Venetia Laura Delano Robertson -- Harry Potter and the sacred text: fiction, reading, and meaning-making / Carole M. Cusack -- Doctrine and fanon: George Lindbeck, Han's gun and Sherlock's gay wedding / Rhiannon Grant -- Supernatural's Winchester gospel: a fantastic midrash / Linda Howell -- "Seizing the means of perception": the use of fiction in chaos magic and occultural fandom / Greg Conley -- Cinephany, the affective experience of the fan: a typology / Marc Joly-Corcoran -- Experiencing the sacred: the Hobbit as a holy text / Jyrki Korpua, Maria Ruotsalainen, Minna Siikilø-Laitila, Tanja Vølisalo and Irma Hirsjørvi -- Transformative souls and transformed selves: Buffy, Angel and the Daimonic tale / James Reynolds -- Until the end of the world: fans as Messianic heroes in World of warcraft / Jovi L. Geraci -- Muslim women cosplayers: intersecting religious, cultural and fan identities / Juli L. Gittinger -- Magical matrimony: romance and enchantment in Harry Potter/themed weddings / Venetia Laura Delano Robertson -- Afterword: fantastic fan conventions and transformational festivals / John W. Morehead.
"In this book, essayists investigate fan activities connected to books, film, and online games, such as Harry Potter-themed weddings, using The Hobbit as a sacred text, and taking on heroic roles in World of Warcraft. Popular culture is revealed to be a fertile source of religious and spiritual creativity in the contemporary world"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1476670838